Xbox Takes A Dig At Sony As PS5 Pre-Orders Go Live Without Notice

If you've been keeping tabs on the pre-order situation for the PlayStation 5, you've probably heard how badly it's gone.

Sony said pre-orders would open on 17th September, but some retailers began listing the system early (with no notice) and it reportedly sold out within minutes. Our colleagues over at Push Square described the whole situation as a "mess".

If it's got you wondering how pre-orders will play out for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, there's no need to worry. Although Microsoft has already warned fans that stock will be limited, earlier today (after all the chaos with the PS5), it put out a tweet containing a rather timely message:

"Don’t worry - we’ll let you know the exact time pre-orders start for you soon"

Of course, we already know the start time in the UK - Microsoft has confirmed that pre-orders will go live at 8AM on Tuesday, September 22nd, and it looks like many other regions will follow suit with an 8AM start as well.

It's good to know that Xbox will be providing clarification for all countries soon though, so no-one should be caught by surprise. This should also prevent any confusion amongst retailers. No need to panic!

Do you plan on securing an Xbox Series X or Series S when pre-orders go live on 22nd September? Tell us down below.